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Fred L. Morrison

Popham, Haik, Schnobrich/Lindquist & Vennum Professor of Law

Fred L. Morrison

N208 Mondale Hall
229–19th Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-625-0321

morrison@umn.edu

University of Kansas, A.B.
Oxford University, B.A., M.A.
Princeton University, M.A., Ph.D.
University of Chicago, J.D.

Professor Fred L. Morrison is a recognized scholar of international law and comparative public law. He teaches constitutional law, international law, local government, and comparative public law. Professor Morrison was the Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly Professor of Law from 1990 to 1998 and was named the Popham Haik Schnobrich/Lindquist & Vennum Professor of Law in 1998. He served as Interim Dean in 1994-5 and as Interim Co-Dean in 2006-8.

 

He has been both a Rhodes Scholar and a Fulbright Professor. He taught at the University of Iowa College of Law before joining the University of Minnesota Law School faculty in 1969.

Professor Morrison also has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Bonn and at the University of Kiel in Germany and at Tsinghua University in China. He has served as the Counselor on International Law for the U.S. Department of State and as counsel for the United States before the International Court of Justice and in the Iran United States Claims Tribunal. He was a member of the Advisory Committee of International Law of the U.S. Department of State and is a member of the Board of Curators of the Max Planck Institute on Foreign Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany, the International Advisory Board of the Walther Schűcking Institute of International Law at the Christian Albrechts Universitat, Kiel, Germany. and is a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Ritsumeikan Law Faculty in Kyoto, Japan and of the International Advisory Committee of Frontiers of Law in China. He is a Director of the American Society for the Comparative Study of Law. Professor Morrison is also a member of the American Law Institute and the American Society of International Law. In May of 1997, Professor Morrison was honored with the University President's Award for Outstanding Service.


PUBLICATIONS

Books

International, Regional, and National Environmental Law (Kluwer Law International, 2000) (co-editor with Rüdiger Wolfrum)

Courts and the Political Process in England (Sage Publications, 1973)

Book Chapters

The Importance of Generality in Law-Making International Agreements, in Coexistence, Cooperation and Solidarity: Liber Amicorum Rudiger Wolfrum 1497 (Holger Hestermeyer et al., eds., Martinus Nijhoff, 2012)

The Reluctance of the United States to Ratify Treaties, in Law of the Sea in Dialogue 73 (Holger Hestermeyer et al., eds., Springer, 2011)

Gustav III and The Masked Ball: Different Approaches to Freedom of Expression, in Uppsala-Minnesota Colloquium: Law, Culture and Values 129 (Mattias Dahlberg, ed., Iustus, 2009)

The World's Most Complex Constitution: The Interim Constitutional Framework of the Sudan, in The Law of International Relations: Liber Amicorum Hanspeter Neuhold 229 (August Reinisch & Ursula Kriebaum, eds., Eleven International Pub., 2007)

No Left Turn: Two Approaches to International Law, in Weltinnenrecht: Liber Amicorum Jost Delbrück 461 (Klaus Dicke, ed., Duncker & Humblot, 2005)

Aliens and Citizens in the United States, in Die allgemeinen Regeln des völkerrechtlichen Fremdentechts: Bilanz und Ausblick an der Jahrtausendwende; Beiträge anläßlich des Kolloquiums zu Ehren von Prof. Dr. Karl Doehring aus Anlaß seines 80. Geburtstages am 17. März 1999 in Konstanz 77 (Kay Hailbronner, ed., C.F. Müller, 2000)

The Role of Regional Organizations, in Allocation of Law Enforcement Authority in the International System: Proceedings of an International Symposium of the Kiel Institute of International Law, March 23 to 25, 1994 (Jost Delbrück & Urlsala E. Heinz, eds., Duncker & Humblot, 1995)

The Impact of Federalism on the Implementation of International Trade Obligations, in National Constitutions and International Economic Law (Meinhard Hilf & Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, eds., Kluwer Law and Taxation Publishers, 1993) (with Rüdiger Wolfrum)

The Role of Judicial Review in Preserving Liberal Foreign Trade Policies, in National Constitutions and International Economic Law (Meinhard Hilf & Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, eds., Kluwer Law and Taxation Publishers, 1993) (with Robert Hudec)

The Evolution of Civil Rights Legislation into Practice, in German and American Constitutional Thought: Contexts, Interaction, and Historical Realities (Herman Wellenreuther, ed., St. Martin's Press, 1990)

The Choice of Civil or Criminal Sanctions, in Des Menschen Recht zwischen Freiheit und Verantwortung: Festschrift für Karl Josef Partsch zum 75. Geburtstag (Jürgen Jekewitz et al., eds., Duncker & Humblot, 1989)

Treaties as a Source of Jurisdiction, Especially in U.S. Practice, in The International Court of Justice at a Crossroads (Lori F. Damrosch, ed., Transnational Pub., 1987)

Potential Revisions to the Acceptance of the Compulsory Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice by the United States of America, in The United States and the Compulsory Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (Anthony C. Arend, ed., University Press of America, 1986)

Restriction on Corporate and Alien Ownership and Operation of Farms, in Agricultural Law (John H. Davidson, ed., Shepard's/McGraw-Hill, 1981)

The Swiss Federal Court: Judicial Decision Making and Recruitment, in Frontiers of Judicial Research (Joel B. Grossman, Edward N. Muller & Joseph Tanenhaus, eds., Wiley, 1969)

Journal Articles

The Protection of Foreign Investment in The United States of America, 58 (Supplement) American Journal of Comparative Law 437 (2010), revised version published in The Legal Protection of Foreign Investment: A Comparative Study 699 (Wenhua Shan, ed., Hart Publishing, 2012)

German Scholars in the Invisible College of International Lawyers, 50 German Yearbook of International Law 445 (2007)

Characteristics of International Administration in Crisis Areas: A View from the United States of America, 54 (Supp) American Journal of Comparative Law 443 (2006)

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Sovereignty and International Protection, 80 Chicago-Kent Law Review 31 (2005)

Public International Law: An Anchor in Shifting Sands, 22 Law and Inequality 337 (2004)

The Insolvency of Public Entities in the United States, 50 (Supp) American Journal of Comparative Law 567 (2002)

Sex, Lies, and Taxes: The American Law of the Internet, 41 German Yearbook of International Law 84 (1999)

The Liability of Governments for Legislative Acts in the United States of America, 46 (Supp) American Journal of Comparative Law 531 (1998)

Tenure Wars: An Account of the Controversy at Minnesota, 47 Journal of Legal Education 369 (1997)

The Constitution of Bosnia-Herzegovina, 13 Constitutional Commentary 145 (1996)

The Significance of Nuremberg for Modern International Law, 149 Military Law Review 207 (1995)

An Introduction to the Minnesota Constitution, 20 William Mitchell Law Review 287 (1994)

Constitutional Mergers and Acquisitions: The Federal Republic of Germany, 8 Constitutional Commentary 65 (1991)

The Future of International Adjudication, 75 Minnesota Law Review 827 (1991)

Legal Issues in the Nicaragua Opinion, 81 American Journal of International Law 160 (1987)

Conflicts of Jurisdiction, 29 German Yearbook of International Law 417 (1986)

Reconsidering United States Acceptance of the Compulsory Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice, 148 World Affairs 63 (1985)

General Competence of the Municipality, 30 (Supp) American Journal of Comparative Law 459 (1982)

Right to Fish for Seacoast Products: Gibbons v. Ogden Resurrected, 1977 Supreme Court Review 239 (1977)

Limitations on Alien Investment in American Real Estate, 60 Minnesota Law Review 621 (1976)

State Corporate Farm Legislation, 7 University of Toledo Law Review 961 (1976)

Recognition in International Law: A Functional Reappraisal, 34 University of Chicago Law Review 857 (1967) (note)

Documents and Reports

Sudan: Draft Constitutional Framework for the Interim Period (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, 2005) (with Rüdiger Wolfrum & Thomas A. Mensah)

Legal Regulation of Alien Land Ownership in the United States, in Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Report of the Secretary of Commerce to the Congress in Compliance with the Foreign Investment Study Act of 1974, Public Law 93-479, Appendix M (U.S. Dept. of Commerce, 1976)

State and Federal Legal Regulation of Alien and Corporate Land Ownership and Farm Operations (Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1976) (Agricultural Economic Report no. 284) (with Kenneth Krause)

Book Reviews

Book Review, American Oxonian (1999) (reviewing Dennis J. Hutchinson, The Man Who Was Whizzer White: A Portrait of Justice Byron R. White (Free Press, 1998))

Book Review, 91 American Journal of International Law 396 (1997) (reviewing Michla Pomerance, The United States and the World Court as a "Supreme Court of the Nations": Dreams, Illusions and Disillusion (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1996))

Book Review, 31 German Yearbook of International Law 695 (1988) (reviewing Winfried Brugger, Grundrechte und Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika (J.C.B. Mohr, 1987) and Francis Howard Heller, USA, Verfassung und Politik (Böhlau, 1987))

Book Review, 4 Constitutional Commentary 479 (1987) (reviewing Walter F. Murphy, James E. Fleming & William F. Harris, II, American Constitutional Interpretation (Foundation Press, 1986))

Book Review 9 Hofstra Law Review 725 (1981) (reviewing Myres Smith McDougal, Harold D. Lasswell & Lung-chu Chen, Human Rights and World Public Order: The Basic Policies of an International Law of Human Dignity (Yale University Press, 1980))

In Search of a Villain, 35 University of Chicago Law Review 577 (1968) (reviewing W. Barton Leach, Property Law Indicted (University of Kansas Press, 1967))

Entries in Reference Works

Condominium and Coimperium, in 2 Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law 598 (Rudiger Wolfrum, ed., Oxford University Press, 2012)

Confederations of States, in 2 Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law 601 (Rudiger Wolfrum, ed., Oxford University Press, 2012)

Executive Agreements, in 3 Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law 1052 (Rudiger Wolfrum, ed., Oxford University Press, 2012)

Great Lakes, North America, in 4 Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law 579 (Rudiger Wolfrum, ed., Oxford University Press, 2012)

Editorials, Commentary & Letters

Mr. President: Two Years Is Too Little for Law School, Minnesota Lawyer, Sept. 16, 2013 (with David Wippman)

CLE Materials

War Crimes (University of Minnesota Law School, 2005)

Minnesota Constitutional Law (University of Minnesota Law School, 1992)

Introduction to International Law (University of Minnesota Law School, 1991)

Marshaling Evidence in Foreign Countries, in Global Merchandising (Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, 1991)

Protection of Foreign Investment under International Law, in Global Markets (Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, 1991)

Suing the City: Liability of the State and City Under Federal and State Law (University of Minnesota Law School, 1990)

International Litigation (University of Minnesota Law School, 1989)

Constitutional Law (Law School, University of Minnesota, 1981)

Liability of Municipalities and Other Public Agencies in Minnesota (Law School, University of Minnesota, 1980)

Other Publications

Robert Hudec: Scholar, Internationalist, Mentor, Teacher, and Friend, 13 Minnesota Journal of Global Trade 193 (2004)

A Tribute to Dean Robert A. Stein: Former Dean of the University of Minnesota Law School, 80 Minnesota Law Review 1 (1995)

Current Developments Concerning the Settlement of Disputes Involving States by Arbitration and the World Court, 83 Proceedings of the American Society of International Law 32 (1989) (remarks)

The Jurisprudence of the Court in the Nicaragua Decision, 81 Proceedings of the American Society of International Law 258 (1987) (remarks)

Adjudication of Foreign Expropriations in U.S. Courts, 77 Proceedings of the American Society of International Law 335 (1983) (remarks)

COURSES

Constitutional Law
International Law
Statutory Interpretations
International Environmental Law
Local Government Law